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Riggleman, Kleeb to speak at Dem-NPL convention

March 26, 2024

FARGO, ND – Today, the North Dakota Democratic-NPL announced two speakers for its State Convention in Fargo on April 4-7 2024: Former Republican Congressman and Advisor to the January 6th Committee Denver Riggleman, and Nebraska Democratic State Party Chair Jane Kleeb.

Democratic-NPL Chair Adam Goldwyn remarked, “Jane Kleeb and the Nebraska Democratic Party have set a phenomenal precedent for other rural state Democratic parties to follow. Through extensive and passionate grassroots organizing, the number of Democrats elected in Nebraska has grown from 500 in 2016 to over 900 now.”

Since December 2016, Kleeb has served in a volunteer capacity as Chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party, and serves on the Executive Committees of the Democratic National Committee and the Association of State Democratic Committees.

For her years of work in rural communities, Kleeb was named a Climate Breakthrough awardee in 2023, the highest honor in the climate change field. She is setting out to create a new project called Energy Builders that works with rural communities to change the economic model of large-scale clean energy projects to benefit the people who live on the land that is creating America’s next 100 years of energy.

Kleeb is the author of Harvest the Vote: How Democrats Can Win Again in Rural America, published in 2020. Kleeb worked for MTV as their Street Team reporter in 2007 and has been a regular contributor on Fox News, MSNBC and CNN.

Riggleman represented Virginia’s 5th District from 2019 to 2021. He is the only Republican Congressman to speak out on the floor against QAnon conspiracy theories and the threat they pose to the American people. Riggleman served as a senior technical advisor for the United States House Select Committee’s investigation on the January 6 Attack of the U.S. Capitol.

He is currently CEO of Riggleman Information and Intelligence Group (RIIG) supporting technology development in the domestic counter-terrorism space, chief strategist for the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) where he supports predictive analysis and disinformation tracking, co-owner of the award winning Silverback Distillery and The NY Times best-selling author of THE BREACH-The Untold Story of the Investigation into January 6th.

“North Dakota Democrats aren’t afraid to hear different perspectives and different voices,” said Goldwyn, “The North Dakota Republican Party will gather across town to bend the knee to the leader of the January 6 insurrection, a man who to this day will not acknowledge he lost a free and fair election. We will hear what the perils our precious democracy faces and how we can protect it.”

Laura Dronen
Communications Director
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Dem-NPL Supports Measure For Jan 6th Commission, Calls on NDGOP to Join

Bismarck, ND –  The attacks on our Capitol on January 6th were unlike anything we’ve seen in the modern age. Droves of insurrectionists, hellbent on tearing at the fabric of our Democracy, had North Dakotans asking where civility, and respect for our nation’s ideals, had gone. That is why with the full force of the Dem-NPL we support the measure to investigate this and establish a commission in Congress. We are calling on the NDGOP to support this measure, not rooted in politics, but in a shared patriotism and love for country.

Dem-NPL Executive Director Michael Taylor commented on the attacks and commission

“Every North Dakotan watched with a heavy heart as police officers were beaten with flag poles, windows smashed, and the lining of our Democracy ripped out on that day. What this moment cannot be, above all else, is partisan. We demand accountability from those who participated in these events, and call upon NDGOP leaders to demand the creation of a commission on what went wrong that day.”

Director Taylor continues

“If the supermajority leadership in our state, our NDGOP Governor, an NDGOP member in the House, and two NDGOP US Senators, are unable to condemn even this, an act of aggression against the United States, then we have moved beyond patriotism and into a new, hyper-fringe world that the majority of North Dakotans do not want to live in. Each of us were taught right from wrong by our parents & grandparents, and what happened on January 6th was not only wrong, but the antithesis of what it means to be American. It needs to be investigated, and we need to be adults and call for that inquiry as one, united voice.”

Chair Patrick Hart noted the extremity of the January 6th attacks

“I can only imagine what would have happened if a single Senator or Representative had been injured or worse murdered by the insurgents that day. This isn’t about contesting election results or engaging in a constitutionally-based patriotic assembly, this was something else and is far beyond the values we hold in North Dakota. We must get to the bottom of this.”